Slash Collection

Got Slash?

We Provide Plenty of Opportunity to Dispose of it!

Clear  your property and bring your tree debris to the Jefferson County Slash  Collection! We'll be somewhere in Jefferson County every weekend from  May 20 through November 12.

Calendar

View the Slash Collection calendar.

What is Slash?

Slash  is debris, from nature, such as tree  limbs, prunings and pine needles.  If not removed, slash can add to  potential fire hazards on your  property. The importance of mitigating  and preparing your property for  wildfire cannot be understated - and  again this year, Jefferson County  is your partner in this effort.

The Importance of Mitigation

Removing slash and creating a defensible space around your home, is the first line of defense against wildfires. You can create zones around your home, removing any fire fuels, such as tree debris. Having a properly mitigated property doesn't mean that wildfire will pass you by, but it gives the fire department a better opportunity to save your home when it does come. Great tips on how to protect your home and property can be found on the Jeffco Sheriff’s hazard mitigation page and at Fire Wise website

What is Accepted?

  • Slash - limbs, branches and tree debris
    Maximum length - 8 feet
    Maximum diameter - 6 inches
  • Pine needles, tree bark and pine cones, bagged or unbagged
  • In addition, leaves accepted at the Thunder Valley Park location only

What is Not Accepted?

  • Construction material and lumber
  • Household trash
  • Metal material of any kind
  • Rocks
  • Tree stumps
  • Yard waste / grass clippings

Fees for Slash Drop-off

Any size truck or trailer is welcome at Jefferson County Slash Collection sites. Dump fees are based on six cubic yards (162 cubic feet) of material: six yards is one load. The cost to drop off a single "load" is $20. Credit cards only. This is equivalent to:

  • Truck bed full to truck cab height
  • Trailer up to eight feet long by five feet wide by four feet high

Loads outside these parameters will be charged accordingly.

Calculate Cost

Here is an example to know how to figure your cost:

  • A 16 foot long trailer that is five feet wide and stacked four feet tall with tree branches
  • 16 feet by 5 feet by 4 feet equals 320 cubic feet
  • 320 cubic feet divided by 162 cubic feet (six yards) = 1.98 "loads"
  • Each load is $20
  • So, rounded off, this example trailer will cost $40 to drop at a Jeffco Slash Collection site

The fees that are charged help to offset the cost for the processing equipment, staffing and keeping the program sustainable so it can continue into future years.

Slash Collection Locations Map

Questions?

For additional information and / or if your local group, HOA, subdivision, Fire District would like to host a future collection site:
Bret Roller
Rolling R Ranch Company
Phone: 303-589-4698

Slash Collection Program Background

Jefferson County began expanding its slash program in 2014 when the Board of County Commissioners approved the expansion of the program within the budget and moved forward with an expanded slash collection program beginning in 2015.

In past years, the Sheriff’s Office operated the county slash collections; however, more sites were needed to accommodate the demand. This expanded program provides a more robust, long-term solution to assist in fire mitigation throughout Jeffco.